ConAgra Foods is the latest food company to commit to GMO labeling, following General Mills, Campbell Soup Co., Kellogg and Mars Inc. ConAgra Foods announced it will begin adding labels to products nationwide by July 2016 to meet Vermont’s GMO labeling requirements.
“We stand behind the health and safety of all of our products, including those with genetically modified ingredients, and believe consumers should be informed as to what’s in their food,” the company said in a statement. “But addressing state-by-state labeling requirements adds significant complications and costs for food companies. With a multitude of other states currently considering different GMO labeling requirements, the need for a national, uniform approach in this area is as critical as ever. That’s why we continue to urge Congress to pass a national solution as quickly as possible.”